Laurens van Apeldoorn
Assistant Professor, University College & Institute of Philosophy, Leiden University.

I'm Assistant Professor of Philosophy and a member of the Centre for Political Philosophy at Leiden University, the Netherlands. I specialise in contemporary political theory and the history of political thought. My research is broadly focussed on the nature and prospects of the sovereign state. My recent historical research is on the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes. My recent contemporary research concerns international taxation in relation to global justice. Prior to my arrival at Leiden I was post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Amsterdam where I continue to hold an affiliate position. I have also held visiting appointments at the University of Toronto, the University of Montreal, King’s College London, and the University of Leuven.

Mary Lee Bendolph (1935-), "Housetop" variation, 1998, quilted by her daughter, Essie Bendolph Pettway in 2001. Cotton, corduroy, twill, assorted polyesters, 72 x 76 inches. Collection of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation.
DPhil Political Theory, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
Publications on Hobbes

Hobbes on Politics and Religion (ed. with Robin Douglass), under contract with Oxford University Press.

"The Nutrition of a Commonwealth": On Hobbes’s Economic Thought’, in J. Bek-Thomsen et al. (eds.), History of Economic Rationalities (Dordrecht: Springer, 2017), 21-30. PDF

Hobbes and the Scientific Study of the Human Mind’, Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, 97:3 (2015), 308-333. PDF

Rationality and Freedom in Hobbes’s Theory of Action’, History of European Ideas 40:5 (2014), 603-621. PDF

Reconsidering Hobbes’s Account of Practical Deliberation’, Hobbes Studies 25:2 (2012), 143-165. PDF

Other Publications

BEPS, Tax Sovereignty and Global Justice’, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, online before print (2016). PDF

International Taxation and the Erosion of Sovereignty’, in P. Dietsch & T. Rixen (eds.), Global Tax Governance (Colchester: ECPR Press 2016), 215-230.

‘Just War Theory’, in J. Hwang & L. Cerna (eds.), Global Challenges: Peace and War (Leiden: Brill, 2013), 53-64.

University College The Hague
Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs
Leiden University
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague
The Netherlands
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